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Bridewell Gatehouse

  • pre-1820

14 New Bridge Street, EC4Built: 1802-1808Architect:  James LewisLocation: New Bridge StreetListing: Grade II*   (1950) In the middle ages and early modern era, two major complexes defined the area circumscribed by Fleet Street to the north, Temple Inn to the west… Read More »Bridewell Gatehouse

Guildhall School of Music

4 John Carpenter Street & 1 Tallis Street, EC4Built: 1885-87Architect:  Sir Horace Jones, extension by Andrew MurrayLocation: Bridewell Listing: Grade II   (1980) Founded in 1880 the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has grown from 62 students to roughly 1,000… Read More »Guildhall School of Music

Argus Printing Co.

now Victoria House 23-27 Tudor Street& 8-10 Temple Avenue, EC4Built: 1896-1897Architect:  Charles Valentine Hunter Location: WhitefriarsListing: Grade II   (1997) In stylistic terms, this building borders on eclectic historicism and it is a good example of a recurring issue we face… Read More »Argus Printing Co.

Telephone House

2-4 Temple Avenue & 40 Victoria Embankment, EC4Built: 1898-1902Architect:  Albert Nelson Bromley Location: Whitefriars ‒ Victoria EmbankmentListing: Grade II   (1972) This building is one of several, in the UK, known as Telephone House.  It extends along a full block of… Read More »Telephone House

London & Lancashire Life Assurance

66-67 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1880-1881Architect:  Thomas Chatfield ClarkeLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1977) Variously described as “Italian Renaissance” by recent historians and “in the style of Francois I” (early French Renaissance) by Chatfield Clarke, the overall arrangement of this building seems to… Read More »London & Lancashire Life Assurance

Prescott Bank

now The Counting House 50 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1891-92Architect: Henry Cowell BoyesLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1997) Sandwiched between a rare (for the City) modernist 1930s building and the last 18th century house on Cornhill, the former Prescott Bank building at No.… Read More »Prescott Bank

Union Discount Company

39-41 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1889-1890Architect:  John Macvicar AndersonLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1970) For much of the history of the City of London, the main source of short-term mercantile financing was through the discounting of bills of exchange. While accepting houses (largely… Read More »Union Discount Company

Royal Exchange Buildings

2 Royal Exchange Buildings, EC2 Built: 1906-1910Architect:  Sir Ernest George & Alfred YeatesLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1997) The Royal Exchange Buildings are separated from the East side of the Royal Exchange by a broad pedestrianised passage, featuring several monuments. Fountains,… Read More »Royal Exchange Buildings